Loraine Homer and Katie Jerram both shall compete at HOYS as they do every year -and yes they both feed their horses Aloeride- but this year one of our Brand Champions shall be competing too! Here is the story of Rachel Edmonds and her horse Fiddler:
My vet recommended feeding Aloe Vera as there is clinical evidence of its benefit with horses. I started with a well known internet brand but at the amount I was feeding it was very costly. After hunting on the internet I found Aloeride which, whilst it is fantastic quality, it is also cost effective”.
Rachel Edmonds, Newton Abbot.
I bought Fiddler in November 2011, after losing my previous horse (he had the op for kissing spines and couldn’t cope with the rehab) and it was love at first sight. I was looking for a horse to show, as my dream had always been to take a hunter to Devon County Show. Unfortunately we didn’t make it there the in our first year of ownership as Fiddler was diagnosed with hind PSD and we spent most of 2012 rehabbing very slowly. We seemed to take 2 steps forward and 25 back for the first few months but things slowly improved as the work was gradually upped. In May 2013, I finally realised my dream of riding at Devon County Show and had the most amazing time being finally pulled in 6th. So, not only did I compete, I came home with a rosette. In 2014 I thought we would give it another shot but for the first time the class was a HOYS qualifier and very well attended so I was overjoyed to again come away with a 6th place against some well known professionals. By now I was well and truly bitten by the showing bug and decided to give SEIB Search For A Star a try. We travelled up to Summerhouse Equestrian in Gloucestershire on a very hot day, getting lost along the way, and trying to do a 3 point turn with a trailer on a country lane certainly did not help with my nerves. When we finally arrived the place was a hive of activity and the Hunter Class was huge with 28 entrants. I almost gave up and came home. Finally the time arrived for our class which was split into 3 because of the amount of entries, Fiddler felt good and once the class started I forgot my nerves and enjoyed the class. I couldn’t believe it when we were pulled in first. We then had a half hour wait for the next batch to be judged and then the top 3 from each section were brought back in for final judging. The day was very hot and Fiddler was struggling but he kept going for me and when we were pulled in 2nd I cried. I couldn’t believe it, we were going to HOYS!
Within a few weeks of coming home Fiddler started to feel listless and his usual sparkle diminished, he just wasn’t himself so I called the vet out and after bloods were taken we found that Fiddler had a virus. My vet recommended feeding Aloe Vera as there is clinical evidence of its benefit with horses. I started with a well known internet brand but at the amount I was feeding it was very costly so moved to a high street brand which caused an upset stomach. After hunting on the internet I found Aloeride which whilst it is fantastic quality, it is also cost effective. I plan to use Aloeride from now on due to the range of benefits it offers and can’t wait to get to HOYS and show them what we are made of.